A photography term you may have heard before is "Leading Lines". Its a basic rule for photography composition and one I use very frequently. Whether you are taking landscapes or portraits it is extremely important to understand and utilize this technique.
What does "Leading Lines" mean?
Put simply leading lines are literally lines in the photograph that draw your eyes to the subject. Lines can be formed by anything from tree branches and mountains to architecture. The options are limitless. These lines pleasingly make your subject the center of attention of the photo.
How do I utilize "Leading Lines" in my photo?
First, you have to pick your subject. WHAT exactly are you trying to photograph? Once you have a subject picked out then take in what is surrounding the subject. Utilize the scenery and position yourself and your camera in a way so that the surroundings point at your subject.
Still unsure? Here are some examples of photos and leading lines!
And a portrait example:
PS. Please don't use my photos without my permission. Thanks!